Dry Needling Techniques

Dry Needling Technique Specialist in Huntington Beach CA

Dry needling has been around for ages, allowing us to trigger pinpoints within the body that are causing pain or from an injury or accident. It helps with low back pain, relieves muscle tightness, and boosts blood flow. Contact us today to learn more about our dry-needling sessions and how they can help you. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7146 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

Dry Needling Technique Specialist Near Me in Huntington Beach, CA
Dry Needling Technique Specialist Near Me in Huntington Beach, CA

Table of Contents:

What is the dry needling technique? 
How long does it take for dry needling to work?
How often should you get dry needling?
What are the different types of dry needling?

What is the dry needling technique? 


Dry needling may also be known as myofascial trigger point dry needling or trigger point dry needling. Dry needling is often done by acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical physicians, and physical therapists to help treat myofascial pain. Myofascial pain is muscle tissue pain that is quite common in many people. This is due to the muscles’ developing knotted parts, which are known as trigger points. These trigger points can be quite painful and sensitive if touched, which is where most of the pain comes from.
 
Dry needling is completed with thin solid needles which are pushed through the skin into the trigger points to stimulate the tissue and allow relief. The reason dry needling is so often used in clinics is that it is thought it can change the way the brain and muscles are able to communicate with each other while letting the system return to a much more normal movement pattern.

How long does it take for dry needling to work? 


Dry needling helps by improving your mobility almost immediately while decreasing any pain that you may be used to feeling within a 24-hour span. On average, dry needling sessions start to work in as little as a few treatments, usually, we recommend you come in for a treatment once a week for 2 to 3 weeks to see a lasting positive effect on the muscles.
 
Dry needling treatments combined with other options are able to help with the following conditions:
 
• Chronic and acute tendonitis
• Athletic overuse and injuries
• Baseball throwing related discomfort and tightness
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Chronic pain
• Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
• Frozen shoulder
• Fibromyalgia
• Hamstring and groin strains
• Whiplash and headaches
• Knee pain and hip pain
• IT band syndrome
• Muscle spasms
• Lower back pain
• Neck pain
• Post-traumatic injuries
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Work-related injury issues
• Sciatica pain
• Tennis elbow
• TMJ
• Musculoskeletal conditions

How often should you get dry needling?


Many of us lead quite a busy lifestyle. We often tend not to focus on checking on our bodies while helping them recover from any pain we may be feeling. Many are experiencing body pains and injuries due to poor posture, health conditions, and demanding physical activities.
 
Dry needling provides many benefits, including pain relief and movement made easier. How often you should get a dry needling treatment completed will depend on the severity of the issue and how much pain you are dealing with, as well as what the specialist has recommended for you to complete. Often, once the correct muscle zone is located, the dry needling sessions will improve the area within 3 to 4 treatments, with more serious and chronic injuries needing longer sessions like 5 to 6 treatments. Each session usually doesn’t last any longer than about half an hour.

What are the different types of dry needling?


If you are interested in dry needling, and you are looking to book a session, you should know the different types of dry needling available. The four main types of dry needling include:
 
Triggerpoint Dry Needling
This specific type of dry needling is used to treat any pain that is caused due to active trigger points. These trigger points are some of the most sensitive areas in the muscles that form after abuse or injury. The needle that is used in trigger point dry needling depends on the muscle that is affected and needs treatment, as well as the physical build and other anatomical factors that are a risk.
 
Often, individuals dealing with headaches and neck pain will find the most relief from this method.
 
Superficial Dry Needling
Superficial dry needling is a bit different due to the needle only being inserted a few millimeters into the skin. This method targets the sensorimotor system and aims to change the sensory input and alter the motor output.
 
Deep Dry Needling
Deep dry needling targets the muscle directly and is often used in muscles that need to be treated in a specific location that can be heard to manipulate manually. Deep dry needling provides effective sessions that are able to get into the muscles that are deeper and decrease muscle tightness.
 
Periosteal Pecking
Periosteal pecking involves dry needling but “pecking” the bone to trigger neuroendocrine responses. This treatment is often effective in treating knee osteoarthritis and other areas in and around the knee joint.
 
For more information, please call us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7146 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. We serve patients from Huntington Beach CA, Seal Beach CA, Newport Beach CA, Costa Mesa CA, Westminster CA, Garden Grove CA, Fountain Valley CA, Long Beach CA, Irvine CA, Santa Ana CA, and Anaheim CA.